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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 1546 870282
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (44 reviews)
“pea puree” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're in Argyll and whilst driving from one gorgeous Loch to yet another wild and gorgeous forest we discovered a lovely village on the Loch Sween.....Tayvallich. There is just one Inn in the village, which is also a restaurant and it's so good - why...More

Thank Jude B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our first trip to the Tayvallich Inn. Lovely setting and fantastic menu. The food was amazing and the choice of drinks was great. Service was really good and the staff were friendly. Will most definitely be back

Thank Sazzyb22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 11.55 am in pouring rain. The door was locked but we could see people working inside. Someone came out and told us they did not open for another five minutes. Asking if we could come in and stand out of the rain...More

Thank 866geralds
Daniel B, Manager at The Tayvallich Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 866geralds, We apologise for the misunderstanding and your experience. Although our licence doesn't allow us to open until 12pm we wouldn't intentionally leave a customer out in the rain. Our cleaner thought she had explained that she needed to put away cleaning equipment before...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a bar supper here. Very busy but pleasant vibes and excellent views. probably book in peak season but they should manage to squeeze you in or seating outside.

Thank scot-smiley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here this afternoon for lunch and it was so good! Managed to sit outside which in September was a bonus. Unfortunately I am not a seafood fan, others in my group are and they loved everything they ordered. The baked camembert I had for...More

Thank jf_christian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable experience on our first night in Tayvalilich, staying at self-catering cottage with family. Pleasant, reasonably priced meal had by each of 6 members in family group. friendly staff, nothing too much trouble

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed in Tayvallich in August and ate at the Tayvallich Inn twice, the food was excellent and so fresh. The staff are extremely nice and very helpful. Best to book to avoid disappointment

1  Thank StuartY853
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Inn continues to be one big reason why we return to Tayvallich twice a year. A warm welcome, very good food and attentive service, added to a good choice of draught beers, are reliable and enjoyable here. The recent refurb has added further to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We met Kathryn, the most recent owner at the pub at a network meeting and decided to visit for our wedding anniversary. A wonderful menu, heavy on the fish (which is great for us). Our dining partners were 30 minutes late joining us, but this...More

1  Thank Ambersam
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The Tayvallich Inn has been a favourite for a while. A nice friendly pub with restaurant and outdoor seating (when the midges aren't biting !). There's yachting chat about if that's your thing. Easy walking distance from the campsite if you're on holiday. The restaurant...More

Thank Phil G
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6 August 2016|
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Response from Scottish21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Only stopped for coffee in the afternoon.
15 August 2015|
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Response from 56eredine | Property representative |
Hi Trish. Dogs are welcome out with meal service times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 870282
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Situated in the picturesque village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween, the Inn overlooks the beautiful natural harbour of Tayvallich bay. At the heart of this small and vibrant community, the Tayvallich Inn has always been a popular meeting place for sailors, holidaymakers, more recently kayakers and all who enjoy our warm hospitality and good food. Established over 30 years ago, the Tayvallich Inn specialises in fresh, locally caught seafood, much of which is landed on our doorstep from the cold, pristine waters of the sound of Jura. Along with seafood we serve other fresh produce, sourcing locally where ever possible.
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